Top 15 Star Wars Characters

Star Wars is not just a franchise, it’s a cult!  Star Wars has an unbelievable fan following. Star Wars has been enthralling the audience since 1977 and it still goes on to do the same. Till date there have been a total of 8 live-action movies, 4 more films on the way in the coming years. There have been TV movies, an animated movie, TV series and video games in this franchise. With all the media available, there have been numerous characters in the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars has a war chest filled with amazing characters. It also has the knack of producing strong female characters as well as characters which have achieved immortality in pop culture. For this article we have considered characters from the 8 live-action movies till date to pick our top 15 characters. The characters have been selected based on their fan following, their importance in the movies and their popularity in overall pop culture.

There will always remain a debate on the ranking of the Star Wars characters among fans. With that in mind, here is our list of 15 best Star Wars characters:

*May contain SPOILERS*

 

15. K-2SO

K-2SO was a standout character from the Star Wars anthology movie ‘Rogue One- A Star Wars Story’ (2016). He is a humanoid Imperial security droid, rewired by the rebel alliance to be used for them. Strongly built with a snarky sense of humor, he steals the show. The character is CGI. The talented Alan Tudyk provided the voice and performed the character via motion capture. The character was well received by critics and fans alike giving a tough competition to the other iconic droids in the franchise.

 

14. Chirrut Îmwe

“I am one with the Force. The Force is with me.” You will be repeating this line after watching ‘Rogue One- A Star Wars Story’ (2016). Another one of the memorable characters from the anthology movie. Chirrut is a breath of fresh air. He is one of the Guardians of the Whills, an order of spiritual warrior-monks. He does not poccess the force but strongly believes in it. He fought alongside Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor with his friend Baze Malbus to retrieve the Death Star schematics. Played by martial arts expect Donnie Yen who is known for his ‘Ip Man’ movies. Sadly, we won’t be seeing more of Chirrut in the future movies after what happened at the end of ‘Rogue One’ but he has already etched his way into Star Wars fandom.

 

13. Boba Fett

Boba Fett may not have an extended or long role in any of the Star Wars movies but the character has received cult following throughout the years. An unaltered clone of Django Fett (whose clones make up the entire clone army), raised by him as his son. He is a bounty hunter who works for Darth Vader as well as Jabba the Hutt. He is the one who takes the frozen Han Solo to Jabba from Darth Vader. Seen in the movie The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). There are talks of a stand-alone anthology film focused on Boba Fett being developed, we hope the idea materializes soon.

 

12. Grand Moff Tarkin

Grand Moff Tarkin appeared in the very first movie ‘Star Wars Episode IV- A New Hope’ (1977) as the main villain in  is one of the most formidable villains in Star Wars history. Played by the legendary Peter Cushing who elevates the character to the next level. Ruthless in nature, he gives you the chills and shows his power by destroying an entire planet and killing all there people living there without thinking twice. He has a brief cameo in ‘Episode III- Revenge of the Sith’ and also appears in ‘Rogue One’. Guy Henry plays the role in ‘Rogue One’ with CGI used to put Peter Cushing face on the character. He is one character not to be messed with.

 

11. Lando Calrissian

The smooth talking smuggler and later a General for the rebel alliance. Lando Calrissian saw quite a turnaround over the period of Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI- Return of the Jedi. Played by the stylish Billy Dee Williams, a role he has become famous for.A fan loved character. He was the original owner of the Millinnium Falcon before Han Solo won it from him. He will be portrayed by Donald Glover in the 2018, Han Solo anthology film.

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